Massage Therapy Program
First Year 1250 Hours
MaKami College offers a first year massage therapy program that is 32 weeks in length and 1250 hours of actual training and massage therapy courses, eight months in total. This includes a two-week work experience placement with major employers that can open doors to numerous massage career opportunities. Massage Therapy program students also get the added benefit of an on site supervised massage clinic workshop, where they will work with actual clients that the school provides to gain valuable knowledge and experience. Registration for the Massage Therapy Program is every year in September, January & May.
The Massage Therapy curriculum modular outline is as follows: Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology, Massage Therapy as a Profession, Ethics & Communication, Business/Employment Preparation, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Lymphatic Massage, Hydrotherapy, Orthopedic Assessment, Supervised Clinic, Supervised Community Outreach, Practicum/Work Experience with interesting case studies and spa techniques that include scrubs, wraps, herbal compress massage, bamboo massage, hot stone massage and many other massage techniques that can help expand your future client base and expertise. Upon successful completion of ONLY the first year program you can become a Licensed Massage Therapist with the city of Edmonton. The full time massage therapy classes runs Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy 3000 Hour Program
Second Year is 1750 Hours
Following the first year Massage Therapy Program students have the option to continue their massage therapy studies with the Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy program of 1750 hours giving them a total of 3000 hours. This advanced massage therapy program is optional and is geared towards those therapists looking to expand their knowledge base in a more medical view of Massage Therapy with a high focus on sports massage. In addition, having a total of 3000 hours will allow the graduates to have enough hours of licensed massage training to potentially work anywhere in Canada. The focus of the second year massage therapy program is on the treatment and prevention of injuries related to vehicle collisions, professional sports and medical illness. The second year is combines theory and practical with plenty of work experience. Students may continue to work at current employer for placement as long as it fits course guidelines. Included in the supplies for a second year is an Apple iPad. All students will be receiving one loaded with materials to assist with the successful completion of the program.
The Advanced Massage Therapy curriculum modular outline is as follows: Orthopedic Assessment theory and practical, Advanced Pathology, Pharmacology for Massage Therapy, Neuromuscular, Practical massage for patients with illness theory and practical care within a hospital environment, Advanced Myofascial Massage and Myofascial Stretches, Orthopedic and Advanced Sports Massage theory and placement, Nutrition and wellness relating to massage, Fitness Instruction for Massage Therapists theory and application, Psychology of the Body, Community Outreach and direct work experience with current or placement employer. Guest speakers on related disciplines will be brought in to teach specific massage therapy couses throughout the program.
Please contact Vladimir Pavkovic for
further information at 780.468.3454